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Laurence Monnais, Université de Montréal; - Health, Medecine, Immunization

Laurence Monnais is a historian of medicine and health and specialist of Southeast Asia (Vietnam) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the Canada Research Chair in Healthcare Pluralism and has worked on the relationships between colonization and medicine, encounters between biomedicine and Asian medicine, history and the anthropology of medicine, and health practices of immigrants in Quebec. It is from a critical perspective of a global history that she now focuses more particularly on the refusals of vaccinations and on the history of measles in the world

Fluency : French and English


Alexandre Klein, Université Laval; - Scientific Medecine, Nursing, Psychology

Graduate in Philosophy and History of Science. Alexandre Klein specializes in the study of discourses and practices on health in contemporary times. After doing research on the development of scientific medicine and patient discourses in Europe, he is now devoted to the history of Quebec psychiatry in the twentieth century, whether by studying the deinstitutionalization movement, relations between Anglophone and Francophones communities or the emergence of psychiatric nursing. He is also interested in the emergence of experimental psychology in the first half of the twentieth century, and pursuing since 2008 the edition and study of the archives of the French psychologist Alfred Binet (1857-1911). Finally, he is the coordinator of the research network Historiens de la santé that he formed in 2012

Fluency: French


Marcel Martel, York University; - Drug Regulation

Marcel Martel is Professor of History at York University and Holder of the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History. He has worked on a range of topics including commemoration, drug regulation, French Canada and Francophone minority communities, Francophone immigration, the RCMP and domestic surveillance, among others, and has had several engagements with the media in the past

Fluency: French and English 


Craig Heron, York University; - Alcohol Consumption

Craig Heron is a professor at York University, a past president of the CHA, and editor for the University of Toronto Press. He has authored several notable works on Canadian social history, including The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History (1989, 1996) and Booze in Canada: A History (2003)

Fluency: English


Erika Dyck, University of Saskatchewan; - History of Medicine and Psychiatry, LSD and psychedelics

Erika Dyck is a Canadian medical historian whose research has concentrated on 20th century history of LSD, psychedelics, eugenics, medical experimentation, and psychiatric institutionalization.  Her contributions include Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus (2008/2012); and Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization, and the Politics of Choice (2013), which examines the contested history of eugenics and birth control in Alberta.

Fluency: English





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